Vanilla Sauce. 1C Sugar, 2T cornstarch, 2C Boiling water, 1/4C butter, 1/4t salt, 1T Vanilla. Mix sugar and cornstarch, add it to the boiling water stir constantly for 5 minutes. Remove from heat add butter, salt and vanilla. Serve over biscuits, pancakes, French toast, ice cream etc..
This sauce is served over steamed puddings, fruit crisps (crumbles), and any dessert that would be enhanced by a creamy vanilla sauce. It's the perfect homemade replacement for Byrd's Custard powder. One warning, however: 1) use a small, "thick-bottom" saucepan, and 2) cook over low heat and don't allow the mixture to boil or it will curdle! If it does curdle, you might be able to salvage it by blending briefly in a blender. [Measurements are U.S. Standard}